Six Types of Wrestling around The World (part 2)

Judo

Judo, referred as soft sport, is an oriental style of wrestling. Judo concentrates on throwing your opponent off his feet as well as into a position of back control or submission. The major advantage in learning Judo is that it helps the wrestler learn and practice the way how to control their falls. Moreover, it helps the wrestler to be able to master both trips and footwork and teaches how to avoid being triped or thrown, too.

Sombo

Sombo is a style of wrestling that was developed in Russia. Sombo combines the stronger aspects of Freestyle, Judo, and Greco-Roman. In this type of wrestling, competitors wear a jacket and standard wrestling singlet or shorts, including shoes in competition. Like Judo, Sombo concentrates on taking your opponent off his feet as well as into a position of submission. Unlike Judo and all other styles, in Sombo, back points can be scored only once, and there are no pins.

The top advantage to learning Sombo is that it teaches wrestlers how to get out of holds. The Sombo wrestler is always given not only the throwing and fighting techniques used in traditional wrestling and judo, but they also continue to be incorporated into the wrestling grip. Learning the proper way to get out of grips, stand up, fight with your hands, and walk before you get used to working very well when you are competing with other styles.

Professional wrestling

The last type of wrestling mentioned here is professional wrestling. This form of wrestling is known as catch-as-catch-can, and is dangerous and is a natural sport. While traditional wrestling is a masterpiece in some parts of the world, it is not as glamorous or dangerous as the one seen on television. In all traditional styles, wrestlers compete in terms of age and weight, so each guy has an equal chance regardless of size. Sports wrestling is safe where football (according to insurance companies), and academic wrestling is currently ranked as the third most popular sport for high school boys in the U.S.

Six Types of Wrestling around The World (part 1)

Wrestling is one of the most popular martial arts all over the world. Depicted by cave drawings discovered by modern-day archaeologists in France, it is a discipline that traces as far back as 15,000 years ago. Nowadays, wrestling is a sport that is loved by a lot of people and practiced by millions around the world. Here we share six different types of wrestling found around the world.

Freestyle

Freestyle wrestling is one of the wrestling techniques that are performed at the Olympic level. Modern freestyle wrestling was originated in the United States and the Great Britain. This type of wrestling has fewer restrictions than other types of the sport techniques at the international level. These techniques include using the legs to trip or subdue an opponent. In freestyle wrestling, an exception to using the legs is the scissor-hold.

Greco-Roman

Greco-Roman wrestling is another wrestling form that is permitted at the Olympic level. This type of wrestling is unique in that using the legs to subdue, hold, or even grabbing below the waist is not allowed. Contrary to popular belief, the term Greco-Roman wrestling had not been popularized until the 19th century.

Folkstyle

Folkstyle (or scholastic) is the form of wrestling that is most common in high school and college competition in the United States. As we can learn from the name Folkstyle, this form of wrestling was developed in the US and is not used in international competition. This type concentrates on control, with points awarded for controlling an opponent for the lengths of time longer than when under control. The wrestler on top must work continually towards a pin while the wrestler on the bottom must try constantly to reverse or escape. Folkstyle has the similarity to Freestyle in that for sometimes both wrestlers are on their feet and trying to take each other to the to gain control. Therefore, knowing Folkstyle helps the wrestler to understand how to control an opponent.

10 WWE matches with terrible injuries (Part 2)

Steve Austin

In the 1997 Summerslam match, Austin challenged wrestler Owen Hart directly to fight for the intercontinental championship. At one point in the session, Owen wanted to hit Austin with a Piledriver. There was a major concern when a somewhat technically deflected impact forced Austin to smash his head straight to the ring. The blow left him with a severe neck injury, resulting in a lack of feeling in certain areas of his brain, something that the viewer could plainly observe. 

The trauma was so serious that he had been suffering for two years, and finally retired early in 2003

Shawn Michael

Shawn was challenged by the wrestler Undertaker in the 1998 Royal Rumble Machine match. Stuff went fine before Undertaker lifted Shawn and tossed him out of the arena, despite the injury at the time. It didn’t sound serious, but it eventually injured his neck and he had to undergo surgery. Shawn was not able to play again until 2002.

Joey Mercury

It is also recalled not to mess with the ladders, and the wrestler Joey Mercury should follow this guidance. A special technical event occurred during a private match at Armageddon in 2006, which caused the ladder to straighten up and strike Joey in the chest, fracturing his nose and bones around his eyes. The wound was sliced deep and blood streamed to Joey’s chest, he had to fall out of the ring to get the first aid. Since it took too long to rebound, even though he was working to get back in the ring, after three years, WWE removed him from the tournament matches forever.

The Undertaker

While a lot of people believe he’s a good wrestler who’s just causing a lot of harm to his rival, fans can’t trust him to hurt himself one day. In a video episode of the “Smackdown” match, Mysterio causes a simple assault called “Seated Senton” Unfortunately, this assault resulted in a sudden collision that forced wrestler Undertaker to crack his nose and eye contour bones, an injury similar to that sustained by Joey Mercury.

Three Wrestling Stars Who Made 2020 Their Year

2020 has been such a challenging year for all due to the global health crisis, but somehow pro wrestling hardly missed a beat. Many pro wrestlers such as Orange Cassidy, Randy Orton, Eric Young, Asuka, Cody Rhodes, or Nikki Cross, even thrived in this unique environment where there were no fans physically in attendance. Now, let’s check out three other wrestlers who really made 2020 their year.

Bayley

When Bayley cut her hair, canceled the Bayley Buddies and turned the heel, there was an initial concern if she could start playing cheat. That skepticism quickly eased when the superstar fully embraced the character adaptation and became the longest female champion at SmackDown. Whether it was on the microphone or in the ring, Bayley brought it.

Drew McIntyre

Drew McIntyre returnedcame back to WWE in 2017 with hope of making the most of his second chance. The momentum of his return put him in this year’s Royal Rumble where he surpassed 29 other wrestlers. McIntyre followed that a few months later by defeating Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 36, ​​becoming the first Scottish WWE champion. The fighting champion also defeated many enemies, including Seth Rollins, Dolph Ziggler and Bobby Lashley. After losing gold for a while, he found it in Orton in Raw’s November episode. McIntyre has upped his game this year, encouraging inspiration in the dark times of the season.

Deonna Purrazzo

Deonna Purrazzo did not get the success she wanted in the WWE, but after her release in April, “Virtuosa” was determined to prove that those who claimed to be misguided were not true. It didn’t take long for Prazrazzo to leave his mark on the women of Impact Wrestling He defeated Jordynne Grace to win the Knockouts Championship at Slammiversary and ended up in their first 30-minute match for the Iron Man Knockouts. After losing the title for a while to Su Yung, he quickly won it. Purrazzo ends 2020 with a long-term interaction with Impact and all the divisions built into it.

10 WWE matches with terrible injuries (Part 1)

There are a lot of people who enjoy American free wrestling WWE wars because of exciting fights. While it is very clear that the WWE wrestling matches are scripted, often the wrestlers are over-enthusiasts and perform slightly more “real” assaults, causing extreme injuries. Serious time. The camera lens caught those awful moments, and here are the 10 most terrifying wounds filmed live by WWE wrestlers.

Triple H

In 2001, in a designated group match, wrestler Paul Levesque, also known as Triple H, suffered a major injury that surprised and frightened the crowd. People saw him running towards the opponent through the frame, but when he reached the goal, he unexpectedly collapsed. 

A lot of people thought it was in the story, but in reality it had ripped the quadriceps muscle. He was later seen stumbling through the game and as a result, stopped playing for 8 months after surgery.

John Cena

In 2007, famous wrestler John Cena took part in a RAW battle with wrestler Mr. Kennedy

Right at the start of the fight, the hip hugging and dropping opponent should be just a familiar element, as when the routine of John Cena tore the left chest muscle out of the bone again. 

While he fought to defend the injury area in the match, he ended the fight not only with his adversary, but also with the horrific pain of his injury. With this severe injury, he was believed to have been recovering for a year but just a few months later he was back in the amazement of the crowd.

Kurt Angle

Perhaps one of the most successful “Summerslam” matches in WWE history was the Trio Match that took place in 2000 between Triple H, The Rock and Kurt Angle. Audiences love watching the wrestler Triple H pull Angle out a table in the corner of the ring to execute the iconic final. Unfortunately, after the final blow, the table toppled, and Angle smashed his head down on the ring.Shortly knocked out, Angle eventually returned to the arena, but with a great dizziness in mind. Later in an interview, he said he couldn’t recall anything about the moment.

UFC launching 60 fighters to help minimize Covid-19 costs

Dana White, President of Promotion, reveals “serious cuts” to the inflated fighter roster.

By the end of the year, nearly 60 fighters will have completed the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Although the release of fighters to relieve the inflated roster is not unprecedented, the reported number for 2020 is far higher than average.

The promotion of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has seen its sales decline due to the lack of audiences at events, with the absence of fans meaning that the UFC missed a US$5.5 million gate only for UFC 249 in May. Later that month, UFC Leader Dana White said the promotion might lose more than $100 million in 2020 without fans in the venues.

White reveals the number of departures at a news conference in the wake of UFC Fight Night on 5 December.

‘’Here at the end of the year we’ll be going through some serious cuts,” he said no names. ‘’With the first of the year, there will definitely be 60 cuts.

‘’Right now, our roster is highly bloated. By the end of the year, we’ll have some big cuts. In the next few weeks you can see several names going here.”

One name that leaves the UFC is Yoel Romero, a mediumweight challenger. While the Cuban, 43 years old, lost his last three fights, in March he fought for a medium weight UFC championship.

The slew of signatures to its Contender Series, which is aimed at discovering the following stars of the sport, is also part of the UFC roster.

Russia’s Khabib Nurmagomedov is claimed to have won UFC 254 headlines of October for at least US$6 million. In comparison, Nate Diaz earned a basic wage of $20,000 plus incentives for his previous fight against Michael Johnson before his breakaway victory against Conor McGregor in 2016. The athletes of entrance level gain substantially less than the largest UFC titles.

The UFC is also reported to pay its fighters about 20 per cent of its profits, but their players, including Jorge Masvidal, have been called upon to make a higher share more compatible with the top US leagues.

Venezuela latest to face a loss of Olympic weightlifting quota places due to doping offences

Venezuela has become the latest country to face a loss of Olympic quota places in terms of weightlifting due to multiple doping offences.

As all current doping cases are dealt with, many of which are still being processed by the International Testing Agency (ITA), there are at least 20 countries that could be either banned outright or unable to send full weightlifting teams to Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games due to doping offences.

Jeyson Mosquera, having won three competitions on 102 kilograms level last year, has been suspended provisionally after testing positive for hormone and metabolic modulators. There are a total of nine Venezuelan weightlifters who were suspended for doping between 2009 and 2017.

If the case of Mosquera is closed, it will take Venezuela to 10 cases and as a result, a restricted quota of 2 men and 2 women will apply.

Countries that have fewer than 10 positives since the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 can send a maximum team of eight weightlifters, equally including four men and four women, to Tokyo next year.

Those countries with 10 to 19 violations only have half that number and those with 20 or more could send only one male and one female athlete.

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) has updated the list of nations with restricted quotas earlier this month, which is under close scrutiny by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) due to its doping record.

The IOC issued a statement on Wednesday noting that Vietnam was liable to be banned outright from 2020 Summer Olympics after two additional doping suspensions were publicized on the website of the IWF last week.

That took to four Vietnamese lifters banned for doping since Olympic qualifying started in 2018.

Any country with at least three doping cases in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifying period, which ends in April, 2021, faces an outright ban.

Mike Tyson made an impressive comeback at the age of 54

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones gave the fans a thrilling display on November 29th. 

At noon on November 29, Mike Tyson returned to the boxing village with a heavyweight success fight with former world champion Roy Jones in four weight divisions. According to the rules, each of them will play against each other in 8 innings, 2 minutes each. Scores are rated by three assessors provided by the World Boxing Council (WBC).

When the bell started ringing, Mike quickly charged and fired a combination of blows at the opponent

Possibly expecting this situation, Jones consciously welcomed the lock, reducing his colleague’s odds of beating. In the first half, there were just 9 hits on goal, 7 of which came from “Steel Punch” 

In the next round, the two sides fought. Mike has a strong goal hook, but Jones is still pretty good and keeps going.

After 4 innings, Mike Tyson stayed fit and took the lead on the scoreboard of 2 experts (40-36, 39-37, 37-40). The second half of the conflict started to see enticing attacks from both sides. Mike is stronger in terms of power, but Jones is dominant in terms of pace. 

Early in the 7th half, Mike escalated and unleashed a sequence of incredibly strong attacks towards his rival. With his knowledge, Jones also knows how to resolve tough times and has two accurate counter-attacks in a row.

Mike and Jones have only started in the last hour. “Steel puncher” has a strong reverse hook, but Jones answers with a precise combo. However neither side can knock out the rival, and both are forced to wait for the point to be assigned. 

According to the findings of the WBC, the match ended with a draw. This result makes a lot of people regret it because Mike is the one who fired more precise shots.

United World Wrestling updated 2021 international event schedule

United World Wrestling, the international wrestling federation, has recently updated its 2021 international event schedule with dates and locations for many important competitions in the sport.

The current 2021 UWW international events calendar includes 39 events in the Olympic wrestling styles with a variety of age groups and different levels of competition.

The Tokyo Olympic Games in Japan on August 1-7 is surely the biggest wrestling event of the year.

Seeding at the Olympics and World Championships are determined by the UWW Ranking Tournaments, including two different Ranking events on the next year’s schedule: the Matteo Pellicone in Rome, Italy, on January 14-17 and the Ziolkowski/Pytlasinski/Poland Open in Warsaw, Poland, on June 8-13.

UWW ranking points are also available at the 2021 Pan American Senior Championships, set for May 27-30 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

After the Olympic Games, UWW will host the 2021 Senior World Championships in Oslo, Norway, on October 2-10.

In addition, UWW has announced the 2021 World Championship events at four other age levels, including the Cadet World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, on July 19-25; the Junior World Championships in Ufa, Russia, on August 16-22; the U23 World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, on November 1-7; and the Veterans World Championships in Loutraki, Greece, on October 19-24.

2021 United World Wrestling’s most important events

14-17 January: Matteo Pellicone Ranking event, in Rome, Italy

29 April – 2 May: World Olympic Games Qualifier, in Sofia, Bulgaria

27-30 May: Pan American Senior Championships, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

8-13 June: Ziolkowski/Pytlasinski/Poland Open Ranking event, in Warsaw, Poland

9-13 June: Pan American Junior/Cadet Championships, in Buenos Aires, Argentina

19-25 July: Cadet World Championships, in Budapest, Hungary

1-7 August: Olympic Games, in Tokyo, Japan

16-22 August: Junior World Championships, in Ufa, Russia

2-10 October: Senior World Championships, in Oslo, Norway

19-24 October: Veterans World Championships, in Loutraki, Greece

21-24 October: Pan American U15 Championships, in Mexico City, Mexico

1-7 November: U23 World Championships, in Belgrade, Serbia

6-7 November: Pan American Beach Championships, in Bridgetown, Barbados

Japan opts to skip 2020 World Wrestling Championship due to Covid-19 fears

The 2020 World Wrestling Championship was scheduled to take place in Belgrade, Serbia, on December 12 -20.

The Japan Wrestling Federation announced on October 30 that they would not send a team to the 2020 World Championships scheduled to be hosted by Serbia’s Belgrade in December, taking into account the safety for the wrestlers amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The reasons the federation noted include the surge in Covid-19 infections in Europe as well as the fact that the arena that will be the venue for the event in the capital of Serbia is being used as a makeshift hospital for the coronavirus patients.

At the World Championships last year in Nur-Sultan, Japan won three gold medals and nine overall. Besides Japan, the United States also has announced that it would skip this year’s event.

Although coronavirus infections continue to spread in Japan, the condition has been largely contained with nationwide adherence to countermeasures, including mask wearing. Earlier this month, national-level competitions have been resumed for the first time since February.

With the global calendar rescheduled by the pandemic, the 2020 World Championships were planned to take place on December 12-20 in Belgrade. Unluckily, that schedule overlapped with the set dates of December 17-20 for the All-Japan Championships. Although most top wrestlers indicated that they would have opted to take part in the World Championships; now that choice has been eliminated.

Global coronavirus crisis

In late December of last year, Chinese officials informed the WHO about the outbreak of an unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan. After that, cases of the novel coronavirus, later named Covid-19 by the WHO, have been reported in all corners of the world.

The WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March 11, 2020. The latest statistics show that more than 47,457,200 people from all over the world have been infected.